On March 9th I had the pleasure to join Michael Weinstock [EmTech, AA School], Marco Poletto [ecoLogicStudio], and Katya Larina [Landscape Urbanism, AA School] at The Bartlett’s Urban Morphogenesis Lab to critique the work of its Masters programme Bio-Urban Design Research Cluster 16. Led by architect Claudia Pasquero, together with a team including architect/researcher Emmanouil Zaroukas, the programme works “within a research agenda that addresses issues of morphogenesis and metabolisms through multi-spectral methodology that the Lab has named Polycephalum”.
The projects presented explored the potentialities of developing a range of biological materials, including bioplastic, microbial cellulose, and biorock, and of working with living organisms, including silk moths. Intelligent, inspired, and compelling projects, together with fellow jurors, I much look forward to seeing how the projects develop.
Melissa Sterry, PhD, design scientist, systems theorist, futurologist, founder Bionic City®.
Asking the question "how would nature design a city" since 2010.
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